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. the suicide bomber struck, the taliban took responsibility. an american soldier has within killed. two afghan soldiers were killed. americans and afghans were wounded in this attack today. a taliban spokesman not only claimed responsibility for the attack but praised the quote unquote brave taliban fighter who carried it out. also, here in kabul, secretary panetta met with karzai and invited him it meet with president obama next month. the key question for the leaders is where do things now stand and what's next? 11 years, two months and six days. >> we will not tire, we will not faulter, and we will not fail. >> peace and freedom will prevail. >> just one month after 9/11 wbt war against the taliban and al qaeda and afghanistan, it has been steep, more than 2,000 americans dead and more than 18,000 wounded. 642 billion u.s. dollars spent. and an untold number of afghan civilians killed. at least 12,000 in the last five years. with that sacrifice, came some progress. the taliban was removed from power and -- >> i can report to the american people and to the world, that united states has condu
at an american base, there was a brazen attack just outside that base. a suicide bomber struck, the taliban had taken responsibility, an american service member has been killed, two afghan civilians were killed. three americans and 18 afghans were wounded in this attack today. now, a taliban spokesman not only claimed responsibility for the attack, but praised the, quote/unquote brave taliban fighter who carried it out. also here in kabul today, secretary panetta met with afghan president hamid karzai and invited him to washington to meet with president obama next month. now, the key question for these leaders is where do things now stand and what's next? 11 years, 2 months, and 6 days. >> we will not waiver. we will not tire. we will not falter. and we will not fail. peace and freedom will prevail. >> reporter: just one month after 9/11, president george w. bush launched operation enduring freedom, the war against the taliban and al qaeda in afghanistan. the sacrifice has been steep. more than 2,000 americans dead and more than 18,000 wounded. $642 billion spent, and untold number of afghan ci
. their deaths come just one day after another polio program worker was also killed. the taliban has said the vaccination drive is part of a western plot. >> it is hard to explain why women would be shot dead for providing children care. that is what has happened in pakistan. four female health workers killed in different parts of karachi, another in a different city as they tried to vaccinate against polio. police say the -- it is clear these were coordinated attacks. the taliban are in charge of this area, says the mother of one of the victims. they say this polio-polio program was planned by america to finish off our nation. they shot my daughter in the head. in the 1990's, about 20,000 people and here in pakistan were affected by polio. that came down to just 28 in 2005. but the numbers have risen since then and there is a risk they could rise further. what changed was propaganda from the pot -- the pakistani taliban. bay said the health workers were spies from western agencies and that they would sterilize children. began the program in some areas and workers were beaten out in other
killed. the taliban has said the vaccination drive is part of a western plot. >> it is hard to explain why women would be shot dead for providing children care. that is what has happened in pakistan. four female health workers killed in different parts of karachi, another in a different city as they tried to vaccinate against polio. police say the -- it is clear these were coordinated attacks. the taliban are in charge of this area, says the mother of one of the victims. they say this polio-polio program was planned by america ftoish off our nation. they shot my daughter in the head. in the 1990's, about 20,000 people and here in pakistan were affected by polio. that came down to just 28 in 2005. but the numbers have risen since then and there is a risk they could rise further. what changed was propaganda from the pot -- the pakistani taliban. bay said the health workers were spies from western agencies and that they would sterilize children. began the program in some areas and workers were beaten out in others. then the militants found another justification for their position. when am
disposal squad of the 30, 35 minutes to diffuse the bomb. >> the taliban as you know, has claimed responsibility for wanting to kill you because of your coverage of that young pakistani school girl who was burned badly, flown to britain for treatment a spokesman said, we have advise ed journalists t be moderate. if they don't understand our advice, we send explosives or suicide bombers. what's your response to that? >> wolf, look, that taliban spokesperson, he sent me a six page letter a few weeks back and warned me i should not support malala. after receiving his letter, i wrote a column and spoke in my tv show that i will not accept your dictation. and i will continue my support for malala. and he sent me a message through one of my colleagues that we will send some suicide bombers. today the same colleague of mine, he was contacted again by the taliban spokesperson. he told me the same message, that this time you survived. but next time you will not survive. and they want me to -- they warn me that i should not support malala, i should not say that attacking malala was a bads t
government and the taliban. last month negotiators secured pakistan's coop trying help with the process. representatives of the taliban, the afghan government met face-to-face. president karzai announced plans for an office in qatar. karzai heads to the united states next month to discuss the u.s. presence here through 2014 and beyond. others will withdraw their troops more quickly than planned. the killing of an american in the heart of kabul won't boost support for an already unpopular war. >> chief editor of the kabul newspaper said that insider attacks are hampering the fight against taliban and al qaeda. >> the taliban are behind all of these attacks. it means their presence in security forces is strong. but recently, the afghan police as well as the allen army are preparing some new plans and programs to advise any injection of taliban elements within the afghan security forces but still, it is quite clear -- the afghan security forces and nato security forces who are supposed to fight terrorism and al qaeda and the taliban together. >> in the united states, a gunman set a house o
bomber outside the main gate of kahandar airfield. the taliban claimed responsibility. panetta said in kabul the attack showed desperation. >> this is what they resort to in order to try to continue to try to stimulate chaos in this country. they will not be successful. >> warner: meanwhile, there are ongoing efforts to find a political solution to the war. karzai and pakistani president asif ali zardari in ankara, >> we should be taking practical steps, in bringing more confidence and trust with reserves to the countries of afghanistan and pakistan. >> warner: and today pakistan announced it would release nine more taliban prisoners, for a total of 18 this month, as requested by the afghan high peace council. for the past two years, the u.s. has been attempting to engage the taliban. in march, talks broke down on a deal to release five taliban militants from the u.s. detention center in guantanamo bay in exchange for the release of a u.s. soldier held by a taliban affiliate. but secretary of state hillary the point man for the u.s. in these negotiations has been marc grossman, envo
, those troops would go to places that were most critical, the places that the taliban were seeking to take over, the places that were most at risk, potentially a takeover of the country. instead, we wound up sending the first wave of new forces took part of the country with relatively few people. and i discovered the answer was simply tribal rivalries. not in afghanistan but in the pentagon. it turned out that the first wave of troops were u.s. marines. they wanted to bring their own helicopters, the own logistics. so they did was to work with u.s. army soldiers in the areas in and around the city of kandahar. it was this tale of our own services fighting with each other instead of fighting in common purpose against the enemy. and the stories go on. there was into fighting then the state department, within the u.s. agency for international development. and one other tale, i recount in some detail in the book, we had some real serious in fighting between president own national security team and senior people at the state department, over the whole question of what is it wise to try
from the taliban. >> reporter: nicolas checque was a member of the seal. on his latest mission, he and his team were called in to rescue a doctor. last wednesday, east of kabul, that taliban forces kidnapped if joseph and two afghan staff members. u.s. officials say the taliban demanded $100,000 random for joseph, money his contain did not have. on saturday night, the navy seales, including petty officer nicolas checque, launched an assault. nicolas checque was killed by a single gunshot to the head. seven taliban members, who were armed with machine guns, grenade launchers and ak-47's were also killed. joseph was rescued unharmed. nicolas checque had served in iraq and afghanistan. >> that was his plan. it wasn't college. it wasn't engineering. it was, i'm interested in being in the military. i'm interested in living that lifestyle of serving my country. that's what he wanted to do. >> reporter: nicolas checque's family is asking for privacy. randall pinkston, cbs news. >>> did you see them, the weird life that were spotted above the bay area? what can and can't be ruled out. >>>
to president hamid karzai, he was the target of a suicide bomber posing as a taliban peace envoy. karzai indirectly said the assassination plot was drawn up inside pakistan and the attack came from that country. karzai met his pakistani counterpart in the turkish capital on wednesday. they agreed to establish a joint working group to investigate the incident. >> we should be taking practical steps in bringing more confidence and trust with reserves to the countries of afghanistan and pakistan. >> i consider all incidents which are meaningful and the fact that we are hurting them. therefore, they're striking us hard back. >> reporter: militant groups based in pakistan's northwestern tribal areas frequently cross into afghanistan to carry out attacks. the afghan government has accused pakistan's intelligence agency of providing support to insurgents. but afghanistan needs pakistan's influence to negotiate peace with the taliban. in afghan envoy visited pakistan last month to press the issue. pakistan also released nine taliban prisoners believed to have a positive stance toward peace negot
posing as a taliban peace envoy. karzai indirectly said the assassination plot was drawn up inside pakistan and the attack came from that country. karzai met his pakistani counterpart in the turkish capital on wednesday. they aagrgreed to establish a jt working group to investigate the incident. >> we should be taking practical steps in bringing more confidence and trust with the reserves to the countries on of afghanistan and pakistan. >> i consider all incidents which are meaningful and put them in the fact that we are hurting them. therefore, they're striking us hard back. >> military groups based in pakistan's northwestern tribal areas frequently cross into afghanistan to carry out attacks. the afghan government has accused pakistan's intelligence agency of providing support to insurgents. afghanistan needs pakistan's influence to negotiate peace with the taliban. an afghan envoy visited pakistan last month to press the issue. pakistan also released nine taliban prisoners believed to have a positive stance towards peace negotiations. wednesday's meeting appears to be an attempt
remember he had a small beard. in the blast happened. >> the taliban said it carried out the attack and will continue to target the party. a former lawyer, he was a senior provincial government minister. his party is the biggest in the kpk province. an anp spokeswoman denounced the taliban and after the attack. >> their killers of humanity and islam. i want to challenge the terrorists to attack me but leave the children alone. >> this bombing follows last week's attack on the airport when a taliban assault with rockets and guns left nine people dead. just four days ago, others were shot dead. government ministers across pakistan have called for the battle with the taliban to be intensified. with the recent upsurge in violence, it is not hard to see why. crocks in large fire has swept through the market in the afghan capital of kabul. the fire caused no casualties. shopkeepers say they have lost millions. >> this would normally be a bustling day in one of the busiest parts of kabul. everything is closed after a devastating fire. hundreds of shops have been burned. the shopkeepers tel
, but they are paying a terrible price. >> was the idea to get rid of al qaeda? and now they are fighting the taliban? how long does this go on? what is the rationale? >> i think the rationale disappeared years ago. i think obama had an opportunity when he came in office to make the decision, and he went for a replay of the surge in iraq, which succeeded in iraq, but he did not give -- i am not sure weather it would have had any chance, but he supplied a number of troops much lower than with the commanders had asked for. it was supposed to be a sequential operation. the south and in the east. in the end, he decided to end the search before doing east. i still think, given how unpopular the taliban are in afghanistan, there is no assurance that are going to retake the country. i think what will happen is a return to the civil war, the no. alliance against taliban when we leave, and i think we cannot leave soon enough. >> what we have seen is the emergence of at least, by our standards, a more civilized and humane society with our encouragement, with our stewardship, with our protection, and with our m
by the telegram -- taliban. the sectarian and divide. there continue to protest against the shia-led government. but the armored is of the moment there russian airliner crash lands on a road near a moscow airport. the turkish prime minister says the current glut in syria could be coming to an end very soon. -- says the conflict in syria to be coming to an end. these pictures appear to show fighters in an eastern damascus suburb. hashim, the turkish prime minister says the bloody conflict soon be over. why is he saying that? >> they have been saying about for the last few months. he said a dictator cannot stay in power by killing his own people. the news behind his statement is that there is a new syrian administration coming in very soon. maybe he is referring to the plans to establish an interim government when the conditions on the ground are there. they have a major concern. they say there is a group of deputies that we stream in if the crisis moves are. this is why they have asked them to tackle particularly what is coming out from the syrians. >> brahimi seems to be taking the opposite vie
province alone was the fourth largest trafficker of heroin in the world. the taliban controlled the region and this is the environment that the marines came into in 2009 and subsequently it has stabilized significantly since then. so the primary mission of marines in southwest afghanistan is security. but our secondary mission is to assist our interagency partners in kick starting institutions that contribute to a stable nation state. as an educator i joined the team to oversee the portfolio of education and was given the opportunity to implement the country's education strategic plan over the southwest provinces. additionally i was given the national action plan for women and control of two female engagement teams which were marines trained to interact with the population of women because of the pashi culture, the males were not allowed to interact with the women. in order obviously to ensure communities stay strong you have to not only address the men, but you absolutely need to address the women. so we created the female engagement team. with our interagency partners, the u.s. depart
of respect? an army handbook is advising american soldiers not to speak ill of the taliban or speak up for women's rights in afghanistan. the proposed document obtained by the "wall street journal" linked the lack of savy to deadly uhing tays noting that many of the confrontations occurred because of ignorance or lack of empathy for muslim and/or afghan culture rare norms. cultural norms. it is resulting from the afghan security force member. >> hold your tongue when they treat women worse than chris brown does. and the handbook cautions don't mention homosexuality. not everyone agrees. speaking of disapproval, look what happens when andy levy tries to leave his apartment. jay nice jeans, andy. sounds weird in his apartment. >> sherrod, should our soldiers be more like you and culturally sensitive to the taliban? >> yes, they should be. mind your business. you are not there to do a one-man job and changing their minds and feelings about things. do your job and keep your head down. >> i don't know, harris. the fact is should we look away at how they treat women? they throw acid in women
during a mission to rescue an american doctor from the taliban is on its way home. the family of dr. dilip joseph released a statement praising the s.e.a.l.'s hero im. he was part of seal team six, the unit that killed osama bin laden. it remain unclear if he was on that mission. david martin reports. >> reporter: the pentagon identified the navy s.e.a.l. killed as 28-year-old petty officer first class nicolas checque. part of a high-risk operation to rescue american dilip joseph before his taliban captors got him across the border into pakistan where u.s. forces cannot go. joseph, a medical adviser to the private aid organization morningstar development, had been kidnapped on wednesday along with two afghan staff members in the mountains east of kabul. according to u.s. officials, the taliban demanded a ransom of $100,000, money morningstar development didn't have. the taliban released the two afghans but kept joseph and were heading toward pakistan. the two afghans apparently told the american military joseph was being abused by his captors with slaps to the head. the reported mis
will be announced january 9. >> jarvis: coming up, she's a rapper in afghanistan. and a target for the taliban. >> jarvis: stage performances by women are definitely not appreciated in afghanistan where the group human rights watch said last week that advances for women are at risk as the draw-down of international troops continues. kelly cobiella has the story of one young woman who supports her family by challenging social convention at great personal risk. >> reporter: by day, in her family's modest mud home, sosan firooz is a typical young afghan woman, but by night, this 23-year-old is busy making history as afghanistan's first female rapper performing in front of men in western clothes, without a head scarf. in this conservative country, it's not just unusual. it's revolutionary. do you think you're a rebel? >> ( translated ): everyone wants to be unique to do something no one else has done before." her song isn't about broken heart or flashy cars. it's about the painful years she and her family spent as refugees in iran after fleeing their war-ravaged country in 1990. they called us dog
wounded in a bomb attack in kabul. the taliban has claimed responsibility for thursday's attack on the close aide to president hamid karzai. the incident underscores questions about the afghan government's ability to maintain security. hideki yui has the story from kabul. >> reporter: the national directorate was at a guest house to welcome when he became the target of a suicide attack. halib is a cross aide to president karzai. he began his job in september. karzai announced the attack. he said halib is being treated in hospital. >> reporter: the agency spokesperson says the attack closely resembles the one used to assassinate rabbani in september 2011. rabbani was a man charged with negotiating peace with the taliban. his death was a major setback for the karzai government. the taliban has issued a statement claiming responsibility for the attack on halib. experts have warned that militant groups would attempt more attacks against government chiefs as it's ka lates its offensive against international and government forces. with international combat troops scheduled to withdraw
in a bomb attack in kabul. the taliban has claimed responsibility for thursday's attack on the close aide to president hamid karzai. the incident underscores questions about the afghan government's ability to maintain security. hideki yui has the story from kabul. >> reporter: national khalid was at a guest house to welcome when he became the target of a suicide attack. khalid is a close aide to president karzai. he began his job in september. karzai announced the attack. he said khalid is being treated in hospital. >> reporter: the inter-agency spokesperson says the attack closely resembles the one used to assassinate burhanuddin rabbani in september 2011. rabbani was imam charged with negotiating peace with the taliban. his death was a major setback for the karzai government. the taliban has issued a statement claiming responsibility for the attack on khalid. experts have warned that militant group would attempt more attacks against government chiefs as it escalates its offensive against international and government forces. with international combat troops scheduled to withdraw from afg
on the on going battle with taliban in afghanistan. progress has been made, but much remains to be done. pressing issue, how to best train afghan forces to maintain security. the report released to the u.s. congress on monday. a key claim is that 76% of the country's population lives in areas where afghan police and troops maintain the leading role in security. it also states that attacks by the taliban rose by 1% for the period of april to september, known as the afghan fighting season. the pentagon says increased violence centered on rural areas and security in cities dramatically improved during the same period. since the start of the year, attacks fell 22% in kabul, 62% in kandahar, and 88% in mazhar-i-sharif. compares with 211. critical concerns are also detailed in the report. international forces have been training afghan security forces for years, but the report says very few afghan units are fully dependent from international counterparts when carrying out operations. another issue are so-called insider attacks by members of the afghan military against international forces. which are und
peace with the taliban. an afghan envoy visited pakistan last month to press the issue. pakistan also released nine taliban prisoners believed to have a positive stance towards peace negotiations. wednesday's meeting appears to be an attempt to keep efforts to reconcile with the taliban on track. >>> it looks like the snow in northern japan is tapering off. they've had record-breaking snowfall over the past week. let's go to more from the weather desk. >> well, in northwestern japan this is the only area where we are still seeing a little bit of precipitation. it's on and off showers until noontime. finally things start to be under the high pressure cresting over its head. clear skies, and however, this is until the next system moves into the area over the weekend. so do enjoy the weather while you can, and you might want to get your laundries done during the daytime today. this system will be moving towards western japan into tonight and covering much of the country for saturday. so it's going to be a wet weekend ahead of us. now,estern korea has been impacted with this system. north
anti-polio campaign. no group claimed responsibility, but investigators believe the taliban carried out the attack. has been vocal against campaign -- vaccinations. >> they think the vaccine was used for identifying -- how this was used in case of locating osama bin laden. i think after that, this kind -- they became more targets of the taliban >> the government suspended at the vaccination campaign in karachi. this is not the first time they have targeted vaccination programs. in july, while local volunteer were shot and two volunteers were wounded. the government, along with un agencies, is on a campaign to immunize 34 million children under the age of 35. with health workers being attacked, eradicating the disease by the end of the year is looking very unlikely. certain communities and pakistan have long been suspicious of vaccination campaigns, particularly those run by foreign agencies over fears the vaccine may cause harm. with the taliban concerned these campaigns are a front for intelligence-gathering, many health experts fear not only more violence against their workers but a s
. afghan police believe the officer is a member of the taliban. more than 50 members of the nato-led forces in afghanistan have been killed by afghan soldiers or police officers. these incidents are casting a shadow over afghanistan-u.s. ties ahead of the withdrawal of international combat troops at the end of 2014. >> these are events that we are familiar with. we work very, very closely with our afghan partners. they events that affect both isef and our afghan security force brothers. we continue to work to mitigate them as much as possible. >> the taliban has not claimed responsibility for the shooting in kabul on monday. but the group claims to have placed many infiltrators in the afghan military and police forces to launch attacks on international troops. >>> an archaeological dig in afghanistan unearthed priceless cultural assets. the area is also home to a large copper deposit. researchers are concerned that historic artifacts may be destroyed. nhk world's hideki yui has the story. >> reporter: researchers have found a settlement in mes ayak. their dig site plays within the perimeter
health agencies to suspend vaccination efforts, and while the taliban has claimed in the past such programs are a western ploy, they are denying any involvement in the current attacks. >> these health workers were the latest targets in three separate attacks in northwest pakistan. at least two people were killed and others wounded. the shootings followed similar incidents in pakistan's largest city of karachi, where four female health workers were shot dead. across the country, authorities have suspended the polio eradication drive for the time being. many who want their children vaccinated are disappointed. >> i want to get my son back, but there is no one here. >> we headed to a carracci neighborhood, where a health worker was shot dead on tuesday. this is a slum area often considered too dangerous for the police and paramilitary troops to penetrate. two workers were killed in the houses behind me. it is too dangerous to go there, but we have come to that area hoping to speak to the victims' families. the anti polio campaigners fromlive the short distance where they were kil
against a pakistani taliban. it did not come as a surprise when the taliban took responsibility for the assassination. >> indian police have used water cannons and tear gas to disperse protesters in new delhi. they are angry at a region of a brutal gang rape -- they are angry at the brutal gang rape. >> the morning started with teargas. they are still around in different areas around government compounds, demanding justice. >> we are not safe. even if we go on the matter we are not say. >> a 23 year-old medical student was attacked and a great on a bus last week. she is in a hospital. they have arrested all six men accused of raping her. as the protests continue, if the government has been under pressure to do more. they breached the prime minister on saturday. five fast track courts have been announced to address the tens of thousands tensrape cases that are still 0 -- tens of thousands of rape cases that are still standing. >> they are protesting the policies. it will not change. some are advocating for capital punishment. >> much of the inner happen toward the police to have
. >> pakistan's taliban later appeared in a video calling for talks with the government. the group is not prepared to lay down its weapons before negotiations begin. >> he is the most wanted man in pakistan. the u.s. government has a five million-dollar bounty on his head. he has not been seen for nearly a year. his message is clear. >> we have never refused negotiations. we believe in all talks that are serious. if the dialogue is frivolous and they ask us to lay down our arms, this is not serious dialogue. >> the video, handed to the reuters news agency, was shot somewhere in north waziristan, close to the afghan border. a deputy denied persistent rumors among military officials of a split. >> our position of individuals and as an armed group is as strong as ever. we have proved our strength in the northern borders. >> the appearance of the video follows three attacks on in northern city this month alone. the group targeted the military section of the airport. it killed a senior politician and eight other people, and kidnapped 22 provincial security forces. the attacks highlight
after being kidnap and shot by the taliban. anger and grief in india. candlelit vigils continue as the 22-year-old gang rape victim is cremated. plus moments of impact -- amateur video captures a russian plane after it overshoots a runway and crashes into a motorway. hello, president obama has made another appeal to the u.s. congress to reach an agreement in the next 48 hours to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. it's a term used to describe the expiry of tax cuts dating back to 2001. if there is no deal, 88% of americans will end up paying $400 billion more in 2014. that will be coupled with more than a trillion dollars in automatic government spending cuts. according to the congressional budget office it will start with $200 billion in military and social welfare cuts next year. the big concern over falling off the fiscal cliff is it will send the u.s. back into a recession with, of course, global repercussions. it could be weeks before anyone feels the effects. and analysts say even without an agreement, politicians can reach other deals to soften the impact. >> u.s. president
at the bottom of three very steep mountains, built in 2006. and overrun in 2009 by the taliban. >> stephen: let's put a picture of this space right here. >> that's it. >> stephen: the space is at the bottom not up here where this guy is standing safely. >> that's right. >> stephen: okay. you know where would be a good place to attack that base from. >> right there. >> stephen: everywhere. okay, we'll get to why it is that way in just a moment. >> okay. >> stephen: what were these guys doing in this valley? what was their purpose to be at command operating post. >> combat outpost keating. they originally were put there to stop the flow of weapons from pakistan into afghanistan, to try to win over the locals. but despite some successes in the three and a half years of the camp, by the end it its only purpose really was its own self-defense. one lieutenant colonel who was trying valiantly to close it down described it as a self-licking ice cream cone. its only purpose was to exist unto itself. >> stephen: so it was there to defend itself that it was there. >> yeah, and ultimately after the attack
who are just trying to save children's lives with a complete report on the taliban leaders accusing the aid workers of trying to sterilize muslims. rebels in syria have the leader in a corner this afternoon. they say they are very afraid the president's next move could be catastrophic. hey, it's me, progressive insurance. you know, from our 4,000 television commercials. yep, there i am with flo. hoo-hoo! watch it! [chuckles] anyhoo, 3 million people switched to me last year, saving an average of $475. [sigh] it feels good to help people save... with great discounts like safe driver, multicar, and multipolicy. so call me today. you'll be glad you did. cannonbox! [splash!] >>shepard: a syrian rebel commander fears the president there, bashar al-assad, will unleash chemical weapons on his people. the rebel general who defected from the syrian army is telling the associateed press his regime can and will use chemical weapons unless the international community helps the rebels take him out. the syrian military is carrying out a new offensive in damascus. the state-run news agency says tr
of the taliban. afghan soldiers and police officers have killed more than 50 members of the international forces this year. the taliban has not claimed responsibility for the kabul shooting, but the group claims to have placed members in the military and police force to launch insider attacks. >>> japan's air self-defense force scrambled fighter jets after a chinese aircraft came close to japanese air space. the aircraft was flying near the senkaku islands in the south china sea. the defense ministry says the asdf spotted a wide 12 propellor aircraft on its radar. the plane was approaching from the north. it released f-15 fighter jets from the chinese prefecture. it flew within 120 kilometers of the islands but left without raiding japanese air space. the afdf dispatched fighters in response. a wide 12 aircraft also approached the islands last saturday but left without violating japan's air space. >>> a chinese think tank says it can't rule out the possibility of clashes breaking out between japan and china over territorial disputes. the government-affiliated chinese academy of social sciences r
of people are very contentious. what i call capital t. taliban, little key taliban and different insurgent groups and transnational terrorist groups. just this morning. so this battalion task force, we were given this mission about 2009 and we're going to deploy an approximate 2010. so as i came on board, the battalion and brigade had been to iraq three consecutive tours. and so the shift was intuitive. there were some germane lessons to be learned and transferred to afghanistan, but not everything. in iraq, and having served in iraq it's different when you have an almost second world infrastructure. they had a technical class of people. every september, books would be shipped out of baghdad. there was a system in place for a lot of bureaucratic and government means. they had a history of forming as a government. which we didn't have that in afghanistan. you didn't have infrastructure. and she didn't have 32 years, since christmas of 1979 the soviet essential role in your the soviet backed regime in afghanistan. the nation, afghanistan has been at war. not conflict, not squabbles, but war.
working in afghanistan for a humanitarian organization was kidnapped last week by the taliban. over the weekend the navy seals attempted to rescue dr. dilip joseph. they succeede succeeded but in e process a seal was killed. joining us from washington is lieutenant colonel ralph peters and colorado david hunt, fox news military analyst. how did the operation go down to rescue the dr., colonel hunt? >> sure. you said five days ago there was three people kidnapped working to help the afghan knee people just north of kabul. two afghans and dr. joseph. they were followed by satellite and also followed by drones, and we had some assets on the ground. there were negotiations between morningstar which is the company for whom they worked, and the taliban. there was a $12,000 ransom paid and the two afghans were let go. there wasn't any ransom being paid, and his life was being threatened, dr. joseph's, and they were considering moving him across the pakistani border. an order was given for afghani special forces and seal team 6 to do a raid on the fly, much more difficult than the bin laden
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